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tennisguyak
02-22-2009, 01:29 PM
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Yeah so my blue gear mains strung at 65 broke today. I've never broken a string with this particular racket and its on its 3rd string job. I've only broken strings twice (including this time) since I started playing with the radical, but this time they broke right on the grommet, so could it be something wrong with the grommets or should I string at a lower tension next time?

Thanks

foLster
02-22-2009, 01:35 PM
If you shanked the ball, it's very possible to break at the grommet.

tennisguyak
02-22-2009, 01:52 PM
It wasn't exactly a shank, but I didn't make perfect contact either. It was about 42 degrees today. Do you think that the weather could've caused this maybe?

mixertefera
02-22-2009, 02:11 PM
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Yeah so my blue gear mains strung at 65 broke today. I've never broken a string with this particular racket and its on its 3rd string job. I've only broken strings twice (including this time) since I started playing with the radical, but this time they broke right on the grommet, so could it be something wrong with the grommets or should I string at a lower tension next time?

Thanks

how good are you becuase they will break more often as you get better i use to never break strings but now that i'm alot better they break more

tennisguyak
02-22-2009, 02:20 PM
how good are you becuase they will break more often as you get better i use to never break strings but now that i'm alot better they break more

Well I don't break them that often I just wear them out until they're dead, and I've improved alot lately. I seem to be more particular about my strings now too, like I used to get my old rackets strung every 3 months with a cheap synthetic gut but now I hit the ball a lot harder and they just wear out quickly.